North Pennines Observatory
The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR
Spend a Sunday evening in the company of experienced amateur astronomers at the wonderful location of the North Pennines Observatory. January is a really nice time of the year for observing the night sky with the return of some very bright stars and iconic constellations such as Orion. Dr Fred Stevenson will start the session with a talk on the Moon with particular focus on eclipses (there will be a total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of January 21st), then observing through telescopes should weather permit. Registration required.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 13/01/2019
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sun 13th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.